Sunday, September 26, 2010

Intelligent aliens are 'God's children' ... (as opposed to stupid aliens)

"Any intelligent aliens living elsewhere in the universe [like that pea in the photo] should be considered God's children, no matter what they look like" ... and "any entity - no matter how many tentacles it has [or hasn't got ... like the pea] - has a soul," the Pope's astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno, has said.

This comes only a few months after physicist, Steven Hawking, claimed that there is no need for a god to explain the origin of the universe (which, as an atheist, I naturally agree with).

Brother Consolmagno also says that "the whole idea of what creation means is not a case of who wound up the clock and set it going, it's the fact there's a clock to be wound up in the first place. A god that started things up would be a pagan god. The god I believe in is outside space and time."

What the hell is that suppose to mean!

The Vatican always finds a way to confuse the shit out of people by talking utter nonsense.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fasten your seat belts! 2012 here we come!

Were the Mayans right, I ask myself? ... 

... Horrific flooding in Pakistan resulting in the loss of thousands of lives; powerful tornadoes tearing through New York City; a storm the size of Australia working its way across New Zealand leaving a wake of destruction only weeks after an earthquake hit the Islands; and now the British Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, issues a warning that the national grid could be knocked out for months by solar flares due in 2013.

Earlier in the year, Nasa warned that a peak in the sun's magnetic energy cycle and the number of sun spots or flares '''around''' 2013 could generate huge radiation levels (spoiler: isn't that how the movie 2012 begins?).

Apparently, "the resulting solar storm could cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours, days, or even months, bringing much of normal life grinding to a halt" (Press Association 20 September 2010).

I watched the movie '2012' the day before yesterday. I watched the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow' when it first came out in 2004. And I watched the movie 'The Day After' when it first hit the cinemas in 1983.

How many more warnings do we need before we start taking this shit seriously?!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Whitstable ... what a great place

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More than 50 public figures have added their names to a letter in the Guardian newspaper saying that the Pope should not be given the "honour" of a UK state visit ... and I agree

The letter in full:

We, the undersigned, share the view that Pope Ratzinger should not be given the honour of a state visit to this country. We believe that the pope, as a citizen of Europe and the leader of a religion with many adherents in the UK, is of course free to enter and tour our country. However, as well as a religious leader, the pope is a head of state, and the state and organisation of which he is head has been responsible for:

Opposing the distribution of condoms and so increasing large families in poor countries and the spread of Aids.

Promoting segregated education.

Denying abortion to even the most vulnerable women.

Opposing equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Failing to address the many cases of abuse of children within its own organisation.

The state of which the pope is head has also resisted signing many major human rights treaties and has formed its own treaties ("concordats") with many states which negatively affect the human rights of citizens of those states.

In any case, we reject the masquerading of the Holy See as a state and the pope as a head of state as merely a convenient fiction to amplify the international influence of the Vatican.


Stephen Fry, Professor Richard Dawkins, Professor Susan Blackmore, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Ed Byrne, Baroness Blackstone, Ken Follett, Professor AC Grayling, Stewart Lee, Baroness Massey, Claire Rayner, Adele Anderson, John Austin MP, Lord Avebury, Sian Berry, Professor Simon Blackburn, Sir David Blatherwick, Sir Tom Blundell, Dr Helena Cronin, Dylan Evans, Hermione Eyre, Lord Foulkes, Professor Chris French, Natalie Haynes, Johann Hari, Jon Holmes, Lord Hughes, Robin Ince, Dr Michael Irwin, Professor Steve Jones, Sir Harold Kroto, Professor John Lee, Zoe Margolis, Jonathan Meades, Sir Jonathan Miller, Diane Munday, Maryam Namazie, David Nobbs, Professor Richard Norman, Lord O'Neill, Simon Price, Paul Rose, Martin Rowson, Michael Rubenstein, Joan Smith, Dr Harry Stopes-Roe, Professor Raymond Tallis, Lord Taverne, Peter Tatchell, Baroness Turner, Professor Lord Wedderburn of Charlton QC FBA, Ann Marie Waters, Professor Wolpert, Jane Wynne Willson

The photo above shows a pissed off medieval Vatican inquisitor reading the letter.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has received the Liberty Medal for his global human rights work and commitment to international conflict resolution



Monday, September 13, 2010

Spy death 'may have been professional hit' ... (so what!)

Yes, it's there again this morning along with the rest of yesterday's (and last week's and last month's) mundane news! The media is certainly sapping this one for all it's worth (or isn't worth).

I'm sorry the guy is dead. I truly am. But do I really care if the the intelligence services are now investigating possible foreign involvement in the death of spy Gareth Williams?

Foreign, local or extraterrestrial, what does it matter?!

Either way ...

I DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!!!!

So let's move on please!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Subject Header: Dead or Alive...(FBI)

I received this retarded email in my spam folder today. Read it first for a good belly-laugh and then feel free to send 'Agent' Kelvin Williams as much junk mail as you like. His email address is LMFAO!!!!!!!!)


Dead or Alive...(FBI)
Sunday, September 12, 2010 10:39 AM

Dear Beneficiary,

We receive an email that you are dead and you ask one MR.JAMES WALTER to come and claim your ATM-CARD-PACKAGE (SECURITY CODE 12090) that has been with us since two weeks now and he has also agreed to pay for the Dumorage fee which is $210 UNITED STATE DOLLARS, so I am writing you to know if you are DEAD OR ALIVE, if you do not reply back before 48hrs we will have no other alternative that to believe that are truly dead according to MR.JAMES WALTER.

If you are still alive you can get back to us as fast as you can or you can call me on my phone take note that every thing has been paid for it is just for the Dumorage fee that this MR.JAMES WALTER has agreed to pay for if you refuse to get back to us.

Am afraid we shall give him the ATM-CARD-PACKAGE (SECURITY CODE 12090) and collect the money from him and he will sign on your behalf and claim your PACKAGE that means that he is right that you are dead and you ask him to come and claim the ATM-CARD-PACKAGE (SECURITY CODE 12090)on your behalf.


Please take note that you have been given just 48hrs to get back to us so that we can know if you are alive, and fill the Information Below.

Name and Surname:
Driver License and Age:
House Address:
Phone Number and Occupation:

We await your swift response in regard of this email we have received from MR.JAMES WALTER.

Email Contact: 



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pastor Terry Jones has changed his mind

Florida pastor Terry Jones said today that his church will not, and never will, burn a Quran, even if a mosque is built near ground zero. He claimed that his church's goal in Gainesville, Fla. was "to expose that there is an element of Islam that is very dangerous and very radical."

"We've definitely accomplished that mission," he said.

The banner outside his church which said "Burn a Koran Day" has now been taken down.

So there you are! What the fuck was all that about?!!! Days of demonstrations, and even a few people shot dead (as far as I'm aware) ... and for what? I really don't know. Some people are just fucking crazy!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's official: Beer-swilling, foul-mouthed, over-weight British women are the ugliest in the world

This is a bit of a generalization, of course, but with the odd exception (there are always exceptions), British women are, without doubt, the ugliest women in the known universe ... and now it's OFFICIAL!

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, 'beer guzzling', 'belching' and 'hideous dress sense' are just three of the "nicer things" that the rest of the world has to say about British women.

In a recent international poll, people from all over the world were asked who they thought were the ugliest women on the planet, and the British won hands down.

This is what they said:

British women are severely overweight, extremely foul-mouthed and unladylike, they fart and belch in public, let their fat hang out, are smothered in 'bad tattoos', and they get completely drunk and fall asleep in the street.

Sadly, it's not untrue.

Holiday expert Gary Hewitt said he wasn't shocked that the Britain had scooped the dubious honour of topping the ugly poll and that the results confirmed his suspicions about ugly British women. Their behaviour abroad [and at home] left a lot to be desired.

And before you accuse me of being sexist, in my opinion, British men are the ugliest, most animalistic, most aggressive men you will ever come across.

But as with women, there are always exceptions to the rule:

Me :-)

The photo above shows a typical British woman getting ready to go out on the town.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So it's not just the British who are stupid ...

Apparently, in Alabama it's illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle (well duuuh!!!!!!!!!).

How do you spell 'Dove World Outreach Center'? Answer: A.S.S.H.O.L.E.S.

How's this for the ultimate in perverse stupidity:

A small, Florida-based (Gainesville) evangelical Christian church known as the 'Dove World Outreach Center' which supports anti-Islam philosophy has announced that it will burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the 9/11 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Even General Petraeus admits that this would not be a good idea.

"Images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence," he said in an e-mail to The Associated Press (the main source of this blog post).

I'm an atheist, so I don't give a flying fruit cake about religion. But just like Christians regard the Bible as holy and would go ape shit if people started burning it in the streets, Muslims consider the Quran to be the word of God and insist that it should be treated with the utmost respect at all times along with any printed material containing its verses or the name of Allah or the Prophet Muhammad. Any intentional damage or show of disrespect to the Quran is considered deeply offensive.

On Monday, several hundred Afghans rallied outside a Kabul mosque and burned American flags and an effigy of Dove World's pastor Terry Jones while chanting "death to America."

Two days earlier, thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and in five other cities to protest the church's plans.

Petraeus warned that images of burning Qurans could be [and probably would be] used to incite anti-American sentiment similar to the pictures of prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

"I am very concerned by the potential repercussions of the possible (Quran) burning. Even the rumor that it might take place has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in Kabul yesterday," Petraeus said in his message.

"Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult."

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul also issued a statement condemning the church's plans, saying that Washington was "deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups."

Dove World Outreach Center, which made headlines last year after distributing T-shirts displaying the words "Islam is of the Devil," has been denied a permit to set a bonfire but has vowed to proceed with the burning.

You may be interested in knowing that Terry Jones,  Dove World's pastor, was arrested on August 4 for the possession of child pornography. Apparently, he used the popular file sharing network Limewire to share pictures of children in various states of nudity.

What a bastard! If it's true, they should lock him up (with no food or water) and throw away the key!

That's him in the photo, by the way.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Couple fined for getting off train early

I've decided to post the following article by Paul Johnston of Yahoo! Travel in its entirety because it demonstrates just how stupid the British really are (not Paul Johnston, of course, but how we do things here):

A couple have [should be 'has'] had to pay a £114 fine after getting off a train two stops early.

Emma Clark and Davyd Winter-Bates were travelling to Southampton from London with South West Trains when they decided to get off two stops early at Eastleigh.

When they handed over their tickets at the station, they were told they were each being fined £57 because they had not stayed on the train until their destination.

The fine was twice the standard fare of £28.50.

Miss Clark told The Sun: “It is utter madness. I could understand being fined if I had stayed on the train two stops beyond my destination.”

A spokesperson for Stagecoach, which owns South West Trains, said the couple had been fined because they were using discounted tickets, costing £6, which do not allow passengers to break their journeys.

In a statement, they said: “Leaving a train early is not allowed on heavily discounted tickets. The fine is double the standard single fare.”

The Dog's Cojones says: Has the world gone stark raving mad?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Body of MI6 employee was 'padlocked shut' in a bag. Was he murdered or did he do this to himself?

Do you ever feel that certain news items are not news at all and that you don't care who did what to whom (and when or why) and that you don't actually want to know?

The current prolonged drama concerning the discovery of the body of an MI6 codebreaker called Gareth Williams is a perfect example.

Naturally, I feel bad that Gareth is dead, and I also feel bad for his family; but I didn't know him personally and I honestly don't understand why he's getting so much news time.

After all, he wasn't a Hollywood movie star or the lead singer in a world-famous rock band, was he? He was a government employee who, had he not ended up dead in his bath inside a holdall, would never have hit the headlines.

You see, I think it was the holdall and the padlocks that clinched it. If he'd simply been found dead in his bath, no one would have given it a second thought (except for his family, of course).

But because his body was found padlocked inside a bag in his bath in his flat in Pimlico only half a mile from the MI6 headquarters in Vauxhall, the press decided that they would squeeze this one for all its worth, even if no one really cared (except for his family and friends, of course ... who have my deepest sympathies).

But what I find really bizarre is that despite two post-mortems and the fact that his decomposing body was found locked inside a bag in his bath, the cause of death has not yet been established and the police refuse to categorise it as a murder. Very odd indeed, don't you think?

According to the pathologist, Mr Williams had not been stabbed or shot and there were no obvious signs of strangulation.

Basically, he was just a normal guy who was only days away from completing a one-year secondment to the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service - also known as MI6 - when he died.

Normal guy, eh?